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The Data Act must be firmly rooted in the GDPR, MyData principles, FAIR principles and the European Interoperability Framework. Personal data must be properly protected and individuals must have control over their own data, including data generated by their using of smart connected objects. Interoperability must be improved at all its levels (legal, organisational, semantic, technical) through standards developed in a community-driven manner.

The Data Act and especially the review of the Database Directive can have a significant positive impact on availability of research data. In CSC’s view, all publicly funded research data must be available for re-use and therefore exempted from the sui generis right laid down in the Database Directive.

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